Best Baseball Cities

best baseball cities

We have researched the data to reveal the the best baseball cities to live in based on the number of sports bars, food and drink prices, as well as winning percentages and championships.

Best Baseball City in America

1. New York – (6.69 baseball fan score)

New York takes top spot with a score of 6.69 out of 10. New York is home to two teams, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets. Together, both teams have accumulated 29 championships and a win rate of just over 37%. Although New York has the highest number of stadiums and arenas, the number of sports bars per 100,000 is amongst the lowest in the MLB.

2. Atlanta – (6.54 baseball fan score)

Atlanta takes second place with a baseball fan score of 6.54 out of 10. The Atlanta Braves are the local team in Atlanta, and they have a 38% win rate over the last five years, as well as two championships to their name. The Braves’ stadium, Truist Park, also has one of the more reasonably priced food and drink out of the MLB stadiums.

3. Los Angeles/St. Louis/Minneapolis – (6.23 baseball fan score)

Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Minneapolis all share third place to complete our top three with a score of 6.23 out of 10. Los Angeles is home to two teams, the LA Dodgers and the LA Angels. Together, they have won seven championships and accumulated a win rate of just under 37%. However, LA has the second-lowest number of bars per 100,000 people. St. Louis’ local team, the St. Louis Cardinals, have won 10 championships and have accumulated a win rate of just over 36%. Minneapolis, home to the Minnesota Twins, have only won two championships, however have one of the best food and drink prices in the league.

Best Cities to be a Baseball Fan

RankCityMLB TeamSports Bars per 100,000StadiumsFood and drink Price ScoreAverage Win % (Last 5 Years)No. of ChampionshipsScore /10
1New YorkNew York Yankees
New York Mets
2AtlantaAtlanta Braves5.8367.0557.59%26.54
3Los AngelesLA Dodgers
LA Angels
3MinneapolisMinnesota Twins5468.5953.90%26.23
3St. LouisSt. Louis Cardinals5.7274.8754.22%106.23
6PittsburghPittsburgh Pirates11.2336.6741.21%56.08
7CincinnatiCincinnati Reds10.6354.4945.70%55.85
8BostonBoston Red Sox5.8323.4653.74%75.77
9TampaTampa Bay Rays4.1517.0559.45%05.54
10DenverColorado Rockies7.2377.5646.65%05.23
11ChicagoChicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
11HoustonHouston Astros2564.2360.58%15.15
13MiamiMiami Marlins5.3279.2343.00%24.77
14PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Phillies3.1386.1549.79%24.69
15OaklandOakland Athletics5.3312.0553.31%44.61
16TorontoToronto Blue Jays2.3327.8249.64%24.46
17ClevelandCleveland Guardians5.2195.3954.26%24.38
18BaltimoreBaltimore Orioles7.9196.2837.22%34.31
18PhoenixArizona Diamondbacks0.7518.8544.23%14.31
20DetroitDetroit Tigers5.3314.7539.59%44.15
21SeattleSeattle Mariners4.6268.9849.84%04.08
22San FranciscoSan Francisco Giants9.5250.2551.63%24
23WashingtonWashington Nationals8.8262.8245.11%13.46
24MilwaukeeMilwaukee Brewers6.8122.4455.30%03.38
25Kansas CityKansas City Royals4.6197.1840.06%23.31
26San DiegoSan Diego Padres1.7363.8550.11%03
27DallasTexas Rangers2722.8242.05%02.77


  • Using our research into the teams with the best home-field advantage to get the average win percentage for each team in each city for the last five years.
  • For cities with more than one team, we took the average for those teams to get the city’s average.
  • We used Wikipedia to get the number of championships each NBA team had.
  • Our average beer, soft drink, and hot dog prices came from Team Marketing.
  • We used Yelp to find the number of sports bars, as well as the number of stadiums and arenas in each city. We looked at sports bars, stadiums, and arenas within five miles of the city center.
  • We normalized the above factors to get a score out of 10, before taking an average of these scores to get our results, focusing only on the city’s local team for that sport.


Austin Harper

Austin is a co-founders at Betsperts and a devoted father of 2. Born and raised in Atlanta Georgia, Austin is passionate about the Atlanta Hawks, Braves, and Falcons. Austin received his Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and gets back for Clemson football and basketball games every chance he gets!

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